Copyright Resources on the Web
Frequently asked questions at - This site answers general questions about copyright, what can be protected by copyright. How can I register a work and what forms to use.
Taking the Mystery out of Copyright - a reference for teachers and students provided by in interactive, flash-based presentations.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office - is trusted with the protection of patents and trademarks of the United States. Trademarks or product symbols are covered for as long as the item or service is in use. Patents are granted to the maker for 20 years from the date that the application was filed.
Contact the USPTO
The Copyright Crash Course is presented by the University of Texas. You can select the type of materials you are planning to use and follow the process to properly acquire permission and or licensing.
Advertising: What is a Copyright, Patent and Trademark? This site provides descriptions and comparisons between Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks. Each description also provides additional links for further research.
Special shout out to the students of P. Nevlin's Media Club for sending me this link!